Reputation: This arrondissement is known for its rich history, revolutionary intellectualism and its bourgeois residents. In 1612, with the creation of the Luxembourg Palace and its royal gardens – the now very popular Luxembourg gardens, the 6th arrondissement became a fashionable district for French aristocrats. In 1950s, with publishing houses and classic cafés such as Café de Flore and Les Deux Magots, writers, intellectuals and the literary movement took place here. It’s also an arrondissement where you’ll find several Parisian landmarks such as the Odéon Theatre, the Saint Sulpice church and a more modern ones such as the home of french icon Serge Gainsbourg.
Don’t miss: Jardin du Luxembourg, Medici Fountain, Pont des Arts, Pont Neuf, Pont Saint-Michel, Saint-Germain-des-Prés Quarter and former abbey, Latin Quarter, Saint-Sulpice church, Café de Flore, Les Deux Magots and Eglise Saint-Germain-des-Prés.